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Glenorchy Church, Library and Museum – near Queenstown, New Zealand

A few weeks ago when I was working Queenstown, I took a few hours to drive out to Glenorchy, you can read about visiting Glenorchy here and about the war memorial here.

One of the last things I have to share about Glenorchy, is about their church, the library and the museum.

The red roof building to the left, in the photo below, is the old church.  The green roofed building, is the old town library.



The modern brown building to the right, in the photo below, is the current library and the local community museum.  Unfortunately it was closed when I visited.

But that was because I was too early, and it’s currently only open 1-3pm on a Sunday unless by prior arrangement.  I didn’t like to interupt someone’s weekend just so I could have a nosy.

However, I did take a few minutes to also visit the little church.

The following is taken directly from http://www.glenorchycommunity.nz/community/community-services/church/

“The church is often referred to as the Mission Hall. The name is a reflection of its origins when it was built in 1889 by the Valpy family on their Rees Valley property for the use of the Head of The Lake inhabitants. 

In the 1950′s the church was moved to the present site in the Glenorchy village to be under the care of members of the local community. This little church has never been owned by any denomination so has always relied on the efforts of concerned locals for its upkeep. In 2009/10 a major restoration was undertaken to ensure the survival of the building as a spiritual base for locals and visitors.”

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A tiny place with only about 4 rows of pews but wow, look at that view!


About The Sock Mistress

Slight fixation with socks. At last count, I had enough pairs of socks to last 14 weeks without having repeat a pair. IT geek by profession. Disney nut. 3rd world loan shark (http://Kiva.org ). Finds humour in the inappropriate. Holiday planner extraordinaire. Mum to doglets. Crazy Dachshund lady.


4 thoughts on “Glenorchy Church, Library and Museum – near Queenstown, New Zealand

  1. So cute. I love quaint buildings like that! Thanks for sharing! Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Cheers, Koko❀

    Posted by atkokosplace | December 24, 2015, 5:11 pm
  2. All the buildings certainly look well maintained. And as you saw “look at that view.”

    Posted by wfdec | December 25, 2015, 12:06 am

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